Jones County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is Gray and the largest city is Gray. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jonescountyga.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,787 and the 2010 census population was 28,669. The land area is 393.93 square miles and there are 72.8 persons per square mile.
73.4% of the population is White, 24.6% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 88.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $138,900, there are 10,384 households, an average of 2.73 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,485, the median household income is $51,497, and 16.6% of the persons in Jones County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,169. Retail sales (in $1000) were $70,608, and sales per capita were $2,588. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.9%.
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